October 2010

Bresaola-Wrapped Persimmons with Arugula

October 26, 2010

Months and months ago, I came upon an appetizer recipe that I couldn’t wait to try.  I’ve been waiting and waiting for persimmon season to arrive, and I bought some as soon as they first showed up at the grocery store last week.  Finally, I could make bresaola-wrapped persimmons!  Persimmons are a fruit you don’t […]

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Ravishing Radishes Part 3: Radish Pickles

October 22, 2010

Happy Friday, and welcome to the third and final installment of my series of “ravishing” radish recipes!  If you’re keeping score, there were sautéed radishes with thyme-garlic bread in Part 1 and a bento-friendly recipe for furikake made from radish greens in Part 2.  Here, in Part 3, is a recipe for quick radish pickles, which also […]

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Ravishing Radishes Part 2: Radish Leaf Furikake

October 21, 2010

All of your bento-makers out there know the convenience and fun that furikake provides!  I have a few store-bought varieties, but I also like to make my own.  The endlessly inspiring bento website, Just Bento, was one of the first blogs to really launch me into my own bento obsession, but also remains on the […]

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Ravishing Radishes Part 1: Sautéed Radishes with Thyme-Garlic Bread

October 20, 2010

I used to know radishes only as little red globes, usually sold in bags at the supermarket, sans greens.  Over the last few years I’d noticed it seemed impossible to get spicy ones, so I’d pretty much given up on buying them all together.  This, my friends, is yet another reason why you should never […]

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Takoyaki - Japanese Snack Attack!

October 11, 2010

I’ve never been to Japan, but when I finally make it there, I definitely want to check out Osaka.  Osaka is known for its food, and one of the classic street foods hailing from Osaka is takoyaki.  I first read about this tasty snack on one of my favorite bento blogs, Lunch in a Box, […]

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